The Sea Dogs announced on Thursday that they have recalled three 16-year-olds from the Dartmouth Steele Subaru Major Midgets - defenceman Brendan Sibley, forward Luke Wilson and goaltender Stewart Bagnell.
Sibley and Wilson have yet to appear in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League games. Sibley was Saint John's top pick in the 2017 Entry Draft (third round, 52nd overall) while Wilson was a ninth-round selection. According to the Sea Dogs, Wilson has committed to the team after considering hockey and education options.
Bagnell, an eighth-round pick, was recalled by the Sea Dogs earlier this season as an injury replacement. He made his QMJHL debut on Nov. 3, making 30 saves in a loss in Chicoutimi.Wilson has been playing <em>Really</em> well lately. Would not be surprised if he gets a nice long look. https://t.co/QwQVUKJpja— Al Rankin (@HP_AlRankin) November 30, 2017
All three players helped Steele Subaru win the 2017 Monctonian AAA Challenge championship earlier this month.
The Sea Dogs also announced that defenceman Thomas Ashe and goaltender Joel Goguen have been returned to the MHL's Amherst Ramblers.
The Sea Dogs will be without forward Cole Reginato (suspension) and Nick Deakin-Poot (presumably still injured) this weekend, while Alex D'Orio's (lower body) status seems to still be in question given the recalling of Bagnell.
Saint John plays their first game of a three-in-three on Friday night in Gatineau. Game time is 8:30 p.m.